Sunday’s action-packed season finale of Whole Bellas kicked off at Evolution, the first all-women’s pay-per-view in WWE historical past, the place Nikki Bella went head-to-head with Ronda Rousey for the occasion’s championship title.
“That is what I’ve labored for the previous 12 years. Nothing will get greater than that,” she stated of sharing the ring with Ronda throughout Evolution’s highly-anticipated remaining match. So despite the fact that Nikki did not find yourself successful, she nonetheless walked away figuring out she acquired what she got here for.
“This was such a hell of a trip. And I am simply so pleased with all the ladies,” stated the Bella twin, including that Evolution felt like a “closing of this wonderful chapter” in each her life and profession.
The metaphor felt increasingly more acceptable as this week’s finale progressed. After Evolution, Nikki and Brie caught a flight to Napa Valley, the sprawling winery county in NorCal the place Nikki and John Cena virtually acquired married.
The twins’ impromptu return to wine nation lower than a yr later was prompted by a Belle Radici-related enterprise alternative—to take a look at the grape crop throughout harvest season—however understandably nonetheless unearthed some troublesome reminiscences.
However going again to Napa for the primary time since her and John’s breakup was cathartic in its personal approach, too. “I really feel prefer it was the primary time I am simply absolutely, like, beginning my true grieving and therapeutic course of,” she advised Brie. And whereas she admitted that seeing her ex with somebody new can be troublesome for her “it doesn’t matter what,” Nikki was prepared to start out recent. “I nonetheless have a protracted option to go, however actually, I am prepared for a brand new me. I want it,” she stated.
The Bella twin put her private journey on maintain for a few weeks to tour Europe with WWE sans Brie, who formally retired her wrestling gear after Evolution. When Fearless Nikki returned to the states, she was—drum roll, please—able to do the identical.
“[The tour] was good however I simply really feel like I am too previous for that journey. The journey was actually, actually tough,” Nikki advised her household in the course of the twins’ 35th birthday celebration, explaining that the relentless schedule on tour had been particularly onerous on her physique this time round. “I used to be like, why am I doing this anymore?” she completed.
“So, you are performed? Boots hung?” requested J.J. Garcia, to which Nikki confidently replied, “Yeah.”
“Nicely, you may grasp ’em proper subsequent to mine,” toasted Brie with a raised glass. To be clear although, she did not imply that actually. Those that’ve been following Brie’s private journey this season know she and Daniel Bryan lately discovered a home in Phoenix and had been on the brink of depart San Diego for good. And because it turned out, she wasn’t the one Bella twin investing in new actual property.
“So, I’ve some information: I acquired a home in L.A.!” Nikki introduced later. In fact, as excited as she was to lastly transfer to town she’d been eyeing all season, parting methods along with her sister was a fairly emotional affair. Standing in Brie’s driveway as soon as the home was all packed up, Nikki advised her sister she’d miss their morning coffees. Brie stated she’d miss their night wine. “Here is to being 35 and eventually being on our personal,” Nikki laughed. And identical to that, the Bella twins drove off in separate automobile, en path to separate locations.
Quick-forward just a few weeks: Brie and her household had been fortunately settling into their new home in Arizona, and Nikki was fortunately settling into her new life in Los Angeles.
“I simply really feel like this free spirit. Really like a butterfly out of her cage. I do not know, I’ve this new degree of pleasure,” stated the one Bella twin earlier than hopping on the again of Artem Chigvintsev‘s Ducati and driving off into the Hollywood sundown. “I am prepared to essentially discover new issues and other people and simply actually see what sure chemistries are all about.”
See the way it all went down within the full recap video above!